Blue Sage

Salvia azurea

Salvia azurea, or Blue Sage, blooms for an extended period in late summer with bright blue flowers that really stand-out in a crowd. As with other Salvias, the leaves are very aromatic. Indigenous in the southern and western prairie states …

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Plants 4" Pots
1-4 $7.99 ea.
5-10 $6.99 ea.
11-31 $5.99 ea.
32+ $4.99 ea.
Availability: In stock
SKU
77810-04
Cultural Details
Soil Type Gravel, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial
Height 3' - 5'
Bloom Color Blue
Bloom Time June, July, Aug
Spacing 1'
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Root Type Taproot
Benefits Pollinators, Hummingbirds

Salvia azurea, or Blue Sage, blooms for an extended period in late summer with bright blue flowers that really stand-out in a crowd. As with other Salvias, the leaves are very aromatic. Indigenous in the southern and western prairie states, Salvia azurea is at home in rocky prairies, limestone glades, and open woodlands. This drought tolerant native is easily grown in any well-drained soil in full sun.

The plants do have a tendencey to flop, especially in rich soils. This can be avoided if they are surrounded by a tight community of plants that includes grasses, which allows them the natural support that they prefer. Alternatively, the plant stems may be cut back by half, in late spring or early summer, to promote a more compact form.

Salvia azurea is tough as nails and is an excellent choice for dry sites.